Star Plus

Three Chimneys presents Good News Friday: Finally Peace for Star Plus

All’s well that ends well. The last time I wrote about 9-year-old Star Plus, the Argentine Group 1 winner who was being raced despite what his previous owner said were serious physical problems, he was in the private possesion of owner-breeder George Iacovacci Sr. and a distant trailer in every one of his four starts. […]

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Saga of Star Plus has happy ending

Earle I. Mack, former owner of Star Plus, has repurchased the star-crossed horse and retired him permanently. Mack initially transferred Star Plus, a former Grade 1-winner in Argentina, with the bill of sale stating the horse could never be raced again. But the new owner, George Iacovacci, Sr., repeatedly raced the injured horse, until Mack’s […]

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Are starter fees a source of trouble in horse racing?

One of things I found interesting in last week’s story about Star Plus, the Argentine Group 1 winner who is now the center of a dispute between his former owner, Earle I. Mack, and his present owner, George Iacovacci Sr., is that the horse earned $1,000 in his last start at Parx Racing despite finishing […]

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Group launches petition to have Star Plus retired

A group of people “who care about Star Plus” has started an online petition to have the horse retired.  This petition was not launched by the Paulick Report but was created in response to the Paulick Report’s recent story about Star Plus, a nine-year-old horse that has lost his last four races by a total […]

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Saga of Star Plus: Doesn’t This Horse Deserve Better?

Earle I. Mack was only trying to do the right thing. The businessman, philanthropist, former United States Ambassador to Finland, and Thoroughbred owner and breeder wanted to ensure an injured Group 1-winning horse would never race again and would be placed in an approved and proper retirement home if the plans of a new owner […]

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